AAM – American Alliance of Museums: The world’s largest museum service organization, the American Alliance of Museums strengthens museums through leadership,advocacy and collaboration. AAM has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, offering essential resources and career development and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. AAM represents a membership of over 35,000 institutions & individuals from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 60 countries. The Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, attracts over 5,000 museum professionals in the US and globally and features educational sessions addressing issues and challenges common to the museum field.
The Latino Network of the American Alliance of Museums represents the needs of Latino professionals working in museums and cultural institutions in the United States. The Network offers expertise to U.S. museums interested in better understanding Latino issues and engaging Latino audiences through the development of exhibitions, collections, public programs, and education initiatives. Additionally, the Latino Network serves as a liaison between the U.S. museum community and Latin American and the Caribbean museums, research centers, and cultural institutions and offers guidance to museums across the Americas in their efforts to create partnerships and collaborations.
Fundación TyPA – Teoría y Práctica de las Artes: Based in Buenos Aires, TyPA provides training and advocacy in the fields of literature, museums, film and the arts throughout Latin America. It organizes workshops and conferences, conducts and publishes research, offers advice and organizes collaborative networks to support cultural production and foster communication around the world. Over the past 10 years, TyPA has brought experts from leading institutions across the world to Latin America to lead trainings, serving nearly 500 museum professionals through professional development initiatives. Recent programs have focused on art and social integration, creative management, the role of visitors, communications and marketing, and designing innovative experiences. The TyPA Lab for Museum Management, created to train a new generation of museum leaders in Latin America, was started in 2013 and is one of the most original and effective training institutes in the field.
Parque Explora: Serving as a model inMedellín’scultural transformation, this cultural complex includes a science and technology museum, Amazonian aquarium, a vivarium, a planetarium and a public workshop for experimentation. Located in north Medellín, built on what was once a city landfill, and now a vibrant community dedicated to education and recreation, Explora is a symbol of social innovation and free access to new forms of knowledge. It offers more than 300 activities and contains 22,000 square meters of indoor space and 15,000 square meters of outdoor area. It has 12 stages, including four exhibition halls, a children's playroom, two auditoriums and an audiovisual production center.